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What is the Stormwater Utility and what is the current rate?
In 1987, the United States Congress amended the Clean Water Act to require the Environmental Protection Agency to develop regulations for the permitting of stormwater discharges into the waters of the United States of America. In addition, under the provisions of the “Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Act,” (Chapter 403, Florida Statutes, at section 403.0891), local governments are required to develop stormwater management programs. In order to comply with the mandated Federal requirements, and in accordance with state law, the Village Council enacted a stormwater utility ordinance (2002-8) effective November 13, 2002. The Stormwater Utility is supported by user fees, which are to be used only for the management, maintenance and improvement of the public stormwater system. The stormwater utility fee rate is based upon a standard, which is referred to as an “Equivalent Residential Unit” (ERU). All residential units, including single-family homes, condominiums, apartments, duplex, townhouse or mobile home, are charged the fee rate for one ERU or $10 per month. All non-residential properties are charged a user fee, which is specific for the actual impervious area of the property.
 
Where can I pay my stormwater utility bill?
Since 2003, the Village of Pinecrest (the “Village”) has collected stormwater utility fees by directly billing property owners. The stormwater utility fee provides adequate revenue necessary to cover the operation, maintenance, replacement costs, capital improvements, and current debt service for the stormwater systems servicing Village residents. In January 2018, the Village authorized the Miami-Dade County Tax Collector to collect the stormwater utility fee pursuant to Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes.  Accordingly, the Village will no longer collect this fee through a direct billing system. Beginning with the 2018 tax notice, the stormwater utility fee will be collected through your real estate tax bill. The Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) rate is $10 per month for the stormwater utility fee for both commercial and residential properties.
 Please contact the Village’s Finance Director at marteaga@pinecrest-fl.gov  or 305.234.2121 with any questions or concerns.
 
When can I expect my check?
Checks requests are processed on the 15th and last day of each month. Allow at least two business days for delivery after that date.
 
What services or products are presently out to bid?
Visit the Bids/RFPs/RFQs page.
 
How do I get added to the vendor list?
The Village does not maintain a vendor list.